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I'm starting with a Christmas NEWS Flash:
Good news! My new book Homeschool Secrets of Success is now on a Christmas SALE and you can get it at a reduced price down from $9.99 to $5.90 (down from £7.99 to £5.99)
In this Issue:
Christmas is a great time to enjoy all sorts of educational activities with the kids as well as having fun! You'll see we've got ideas for festive math and science as well as lots of fun games and crafts.
Simone from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group shared this wonderful and simple idea for making tree ornaments from jam jar lids.
Simone says to make them all you need do is:
Bianka found this lovely Santa Jar activity and to show you how much fun her children had doing it here are the ones they made:
You could start by using our free writing worksheets to get your child to write about their best Christmas present - a great way to sneak in some homeschool English!
Stacey found these lovely melted bead ornaments:
You can get a free pack of Christmas activities with eight free printables including tic-tac-toe and a dot-to-dot.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.
Jami from the Courageous Facebook Group recommends their free printables, which include a soccer maze, coloring activities and word searches.
Bianka spotted these lovely free templates you can download to make these little paper toy holders.
Really pretty - thanks for sharing Bianka.
Christmas is definitely the time for a party and I thought you might like these Xmas party game suggestions.
From Santa Says to Freeze and a Blind Snowman Dance, there's plenty to enjoy and you can print out free Christmas party invitations, with a special invite from Santa himself!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without games! These ones are online and not that educational I have to say, but nonetheless I thought your kids might enjoy some of them!
The great thing about Pinterest is that everyone can share the best ideas they've found for activities, free print outs, games and fun ideas.
Not really Christmassy, but I thought I'd sneak in these fun free resources Sylvia found on the David Walliams site.
You'll find resource packs for Grandpa's Great Escape, The Slightly Annoying Elephant and the World's Worst children among others :)
How about getting your kids to e-mail Santa and get a reply from the North Pole?
And Santa might well enjoy having some fun in the snow when you have a go at making our snow globe in Christmas crafts.
You could have some fun with the kids over the holidays making our homeschool lava lamp and dropping in some Christmas trees!
Monica came up with this suggestion for the Christmas newsletter so I thought I would let her explain more:
Get into the festive mood by watching some penguins being rather naughty:
Frozen Planet is a wildlife program about the Poles of the Planet - which makes it ideal Christmas viewing!
Math may not be the first thing that springs into your mind when it comes to Christmas, but actually, as you'll see from our page on Christmas Games, we love playing family games together at Christmas and that gives you the perfect opportunity to sneak some numbers in! You'll see some of our Christmas favorites are Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.
If you're fans of Agricola, you might like to know that William and Catherine have asked for the newest version called Caverna from Father Christmas and I think he's agreed!
This newsletter would not be what it is without the ideas and suggestions from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group.
If you would like to come and join us, please do. I set the group up as a safe and supportive place where we could come to encourage each other through the ups and downs of our homeschooling journey.
Each day starts with us sharing what we are doing that day.
It can be hard to find exactly the right present which is both fun and educational.
You can find the very best homeschool gifts for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Birthdays in this list.
They are all presents which have come top of the list with our children or come highly recommended by over 9,000 Facebook fans.
Good news! Homeschool Secrets of Success is now on a Christmas SALE and you can get it at a reduced price down from $9.99 to $5.90 (down from £7.99 to £5.99)
I'm enjoying finding new ideas and setting up fun boards at Pinterest.
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Best Wishes and Happy Christmas!
FUN CRAFTS ACTIVITIES
Out: Start of January 2017
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